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Thompson Rivers University Law School, Canada

Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects

The first new law school in Canada in 30 years has opened its new home at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. The design by Diamond Schmitt Architects revitalizes an existing campus building known as the Old Main with an iconic two-storey addition that provides 45,000-sqft of state-of-the-art learning space.

Mentmore Terrace Hackney

Mentmore Terrace Hackney

Design: USE Architects

The architect says, “There is certainly an element of homage to the Bauhaus in the overall design, and the façade and its relationship to the windows and balconies is the only element of decoration. The concept is inspired by the book Fahrenheit 451 by Raymond Bradbury and so we have used a 4.5.1. ratio for the various panels.”

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Uzuri Hotel Resort, Zanzibar

Design: Jestico + Whiles

Award-winning architecture and interior design practice Jestico + Whiles has been appointed to design a new hotel resort for RSJ Private Equity, on the beautiful island of Zanzibar, located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania.

Shanghai Garden Villa 1

Shanghai Garden Villa, China

Design: Studio Twist

The villa is organized into 2 rectilinear blocks sitting on an arrangement of walls that extend into the surrounding garden. These 2 blocks interlock at a 3-storey tall screened box that houses a lift and spiral staircase in the center of the site. On the ground floor, half of the villa is designed for formal hosting and meetings whilst the other half contains the family living quarters.

Residential Tower in Antwerp 2

Residential Tower in Antwerp

Design: C.F. Møller Architects + Brut Architecture and Urban Design

C.F. Møller Architects and Brut Architecture and Urban Design have won the competition for a new residential and mix-use tower in the Nieuw Zuid area in Antwerp, with a proposal that redefines the residential high-rise as a vertical social community.

Quay Street Redevelopment Aukland 1

Quay Street Redevelopment, Auckland

Auckland Council is seeking proposals from designers to assist with the future redevelopment of Quay Street.

Quay Street has been earmarked for change under the City Centre Master Plan – a blueprint for the future use of the central city. The council is issuing a request for expressions of interest from design consultants.

The Gherkin London

Swiss Re Building – Gherkin London

The Gherkin – Put up for Sale

London’s Gherkin skyscraper has been put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers, estate agency Savills has said.

The City of London tower is expected to fetch offers in the region of £650m, the firm said.

Mirvish+Gehry Toronto towers

Mirvish+Gehry Toronto – Three Towers

Design: Gehry Partners LLP

Toronto City Council Votes Decisively In Support of Mirvish+Gehry Toronto

The project features two iconic towers, an enhanced public realm, space for a new art gallery for the Mirvish Collection and new campus for OCAD University.

Blood Center

Blood Center in Racibórz

Design: FAAB Architektura

Investment divided into three phases, including construction of the new Regional Blood Center building, shelter for the mobile blood center and the first in Poland specialized Center for Blood Cancer Diagnostics to be located within the existing building.

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Brighton i360 Construction

Design: Marks Barfield architects

The next phase of regeneration for Brighton’s western seafront around the future i360 has been formally unveiled.
Brighton i360, the tallest visitor observation attraction in the UK outside of London, is designed by the international team who created the London Eye.

German School Kindergarten

Kindergarten of the German School in Athens

Design: Potiropoulos D+L Architects

The Kindergarten – of the German School of Athens in this case – is the first public building a young child comes in contact with, and hence, attributes to it a dilated importance.